Picos De Europa Climbing Holidays

Picos De Europa Climbing Holidays are a great way to experience the best trad and sport climbing in this magical region of Northern Spain. We will help you get the most out of your climbing and the area.

Be under no illusions the Picos De Europa is an amazing place to climb, the area has some spectacular limestone crags with a variety of single and multi pitch sport climbing as well as some amazing trad routes in the Higher Picos. The main peak a gigantic limestone dome is ‘Naranga Del Bulnes’ and as well as having some harder routes also sports one of the most staggering Hard Severe routes in the world. The South Face climbs all the way to its amazing summit.

These are climbing holidays with the emphasis on fun, enjoyment and above all living a little adventurously. We can cater for anybody from beginners right through to experience climbers who wish to start looking beyond the usual Spanish spots like costa blanca for a sun rock holiday.

Slab Climbing on Cerro Agero
Slab Climbing on Cerro Agero

The Picos De Europa rises 2500m out from the north coast of Spain, its impressive peaks dominate the skyline and the steepness of the area is epitomised by the Hermida Gorge, along which there are many sport climbing venues. There are also some truly amazing multi pitched trad routes as spread across the region, many on large cliffs that can form almost mini alpine adventures. Away from the crowds and glaciers this area really does offer some of the best adventure climbing in Spain. Cerro Agero is perhaps the highlight of this gorge and has a variety of trad and mixed routes from long Hard Severe’s right the way through to alpine sized extreme grade climbs.

If the weather is too warm down in the Valleys then we can get the cable car up Fuente Du that leads you to the Southern end of the Picos Mountains where there are numerous limestone spires and mini alpine walls. Again from severe grades upwards.

Finally there is that jewel in the Picos crown, the Naranga Del Bulnes, a limestone tooth that dominates the range. With a short three hour approach to the mountain hut or bivi caves. We then spend a night before tackling one or more of the peaks fine routes. From the South Face at Hard Severe to the historic and challenging Ababa-Navarro route at 6c.

A classic 7a in Hermida Gorge
A classic 7a in Hermida Gorge

If all the climbing gets too much then we can always spend part of a day on one of the areas fine via farratas, the natural hot springs, The Spa or St Vicente beach surfing. This area really is an adventure playground for adults.

We offer a minimum seven day holidays, although we are based there for a month, so if you’d like to join us for longer then we can offer some discount on the prices. If you are interested in other sun rock destination then have a look at our Costa Blanca Sport Climbing Holidays

Dates and Details

Transport and accommodation is included in the price of this Hot Rock Climbing Holiday to Picos De Europa.

Picos Week 1 – 16th – 22th October 2017

Picos Week 2 – 23rd – 29th October 2017


£800 per person for a seven day climbing course. Flights and food are not provided on this course.

To find out more or to book a place email us.

Epsilon Tina Turner in Rumens one of the may fine sports crags.
Epsilon Tina Turner in Rumens one of the may fine sports crags.

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